Embracing Differences | Designing the Future

Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Pulitzer Prize– and Carnegie Medal–winning author of The Sympathizer, on the future of diverse literature—taking the “norm” out of our literary value system.

Lori Roy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Walter Mosley Take Top Honors | Edgar Awards 2016

How do you top a Pulitzer Prize? Try winning an Edgar Award. At the Mystery Writers of America 70th Annual Edgar Awards banquet, held April 28 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer took the Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author.

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Notable Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2016

LJ‘s reviews of the 2016 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of 26 written for adult readers and published in the U.S., including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

LJ’s Reviews of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners | ALA Midwinter 2016

Established in 2012, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction honor the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the United States the previous year.

Best Books 2015: Top Ten

Clegg, Bill. Did You Ever Have a Family. Scout: Gallery. ISBN 9781476798172. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476798196. F A house explodes, killing everyone a woman named June holds dear, and as the polished, quietly captivating prose moves back and forth in time and from character to character, Clegg explores how we live with unbearable loss. The different […]

First Novelists Anolik, Fuller, Joy, Klaber, Moss, Nguyen, & Others | Debut Fiction, February 15, 2015

Anolik’s haunting debut is tough to put down, Duffy expertly builds suspense, an emotionally intense novel from Fuller, Southern grit lit from Joy, Klaber delivers an important book, award-winning poet Haig beautifully details a ruined world.